• Short Summary

    AS PART OF AN OVERALL PLAN TO MODERNISE TRADITIONAL CRAFTS, THE SENEGALESE GOVERNMENT REQUESTED AN EXPERT FROM THE BUREAU INTERNATIONAL DU TRAVAIL.

  • Description

    AS PART OF AN OVERALL PLAN TO MODERNISE TRADITIONAL CRAFTS, THE SENEGALESE GOVERNMENT REQUESTED AN EXPERT FROM THE BUREAU INTERNATIONAL DU TRAVAIL. A PILOT SCHEME IN THE VILLAGE OF SOUMBEDIOUNE NEAR DAKAR IS NOW IN OPERATION CONCENTRATING ON MAKING POTTERY AND SPINNING AND WEAVING.

    ABOUT 25,000 PEOPLE WORK FULL OR PART-TIME AS CRAFTSMEN IN SENEGAL. HELP WAS NEEDED PARTICULARLY WITH ADVICE ON MAKING CLOTH OF A HIGH STANDARD IN SIZING, FAST COLOURS AND WASHABLE. THE USE OF MACHINES, NEW LOOMS AND WHEELS WAS RECOMMENDED AS WELL AS BETTER BASIC EQUIPMENT LIKE ELECTRIC OVENS FOR THE POTTERS.

    USING NEW TECHNIQUES, THE YOUNG CRAFTSMEN ARE DOING A MORE USEFUL JOB.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB598YR9WAA583JXPAQTBZ0PKX
    Media URN:
    VLVAB598YR9WAA583JXPAQTBZ0PKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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